ICAN Learnership is a program that provides opportunities for employers to engage with persons with disabilities in various learning models. The aim of this program is to create a more inclusive workplace and help persons with disabilities develop their skills and knowledge in various fields. In this article, we will discuss the different learning models offered by ICAN Learnership and how they can benefit both employers and persons with disabilities.
The Academy Model
The Academy Model is the first learning model offered by ICAN Learnership. This model provides employers with the opportunity to participate in semi-sheltered learnership programs. Learners are accommodated on the premises of the ICAN Academy on a lead-host employer model. This model is beneficial for learners who require additional support and guidance to succeed in their chosen field.
The Academy Model Learnerships offered by ICAN include:
- Domestic Services/Life Skills (NQF Level 1)
- Hygiene and Cleaning (NQF Level 1)
- Business Practice (NQF Level 1)
- Business Administration (NQF Level 2)
The Blended Model
The Blended Model is the second learning model offered by ICAN Learnership. In this model, learners are accommodated on both the ICAN Academy premises and the client’s premises. This model allows learners to gain practical experience in a real work environment while still receiving support and guidance from the ICAN Academy.
The Traditional Learnership Model
The Traditional Learnership Model is the third and final learning model offered by ICAN Learnership. In this model, learners are based on the client’s premises and receive support and guidance from ICAN trainers. This model is beneficial for learners who are already employed or have a specific job in mind.
Disability Placement Services
ICAN Learnership also offers Disability Placement Services to help companies integrate persons with disabilities into the workplace. This service includes recruitment, site audits, sensitization workshops, and disability verification. The aim of this service is to change preconceived attitudes and perceptions that exist regarding persons with disabilities and create a more inclusive workplace.
Benefits for Employers
Participating in ICAN Learnership can benefit employers in various ways. By engaging with persons with disabilities, employers can create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This can lead to increased creativity, productivity, and profitability. Employers can also improve their BBBEE scorecard by hiring persons with disabilities and participating in disability learnership programs.
Benefits for Persons with Disabilities
Participating in ICAN Learnership can also benefit persons with disabilities in various ways. By participating in learnership programs, persons with disabilities can develop their skills and knowledge in various fields and increase their employability. They can also gain practical work experience and confidence, which can help them succeed in their chosen career.
In conclusion, ICAN Learnership provides opportunities for employers to engage with persons with disabilities in various learning models. The Academy Model, the Blended Model, and the Traditional Learnership Model offer different levels of support and guidance for learners. Disability Placement Services offered by ICAN can help companies integrate persons with disabilities into the workplace. By participating in ICAN Learnership, employers can create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and persons with disabilities can develop their skills and knowledge, increase their employability, and gain practical work experience.